Teresia Mumbi Kamau charged with defrauding job seekers over sh5.8 million

An agent has been charged with obtaining over Sh 5.8 million from job seekers promising to secure jobs abroad for them.

Teresia Mumbi Kamau appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi and denied a total of 41 counts of obtaining money from job seekers.

Mumbi who is accused of taking money from innocent job seekers and failing to secure the said jobs after pocketing the money.

The charge sheet stated that she received between Sh22,000 to Sh350,000 from the job hunters, pretending that she would secure them jobs in Australia.

The charges stated that she committed the offence between October 2022 and August 2023.

One of the counts stated that she obtained Sh350,000 from Peter Kamau between 1st February and 1 August 2023, in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court, with intent to defraud.

She also obtained Sh200,000 from Vincent Nyaga by falsely pretending that she secure him a job placement in Australia upon completion of a training that she offered.

The court denied bail meaning that she will remain in custody until further directions from the court.

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